[Bitcoin-development] 32 vs 64-bit timestamp fields

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at exmulti.com
Thu May 9 01:08:34 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM, John Dillon
<john.dillon892 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps Satoshi did this delibrately, knowing that at some point a hard-fork
> would be a good idea, so that we all would have a good excuse to do one?

Guffaw :)  The year 2038 is so far in the future that it is not really
relevant, from that angle.

We need a hard fork to break the 1MB limit, and Satoshi explicitly
presumed that would happen sometime in the future.

Jeff Garzik
exMULTI, Inc.
jgarzik at exmulti.com

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